Willard Sunderland is the Henry R. Winkler Professor of Modern History in the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati and Academic Supervisor for the International Research Library on the History of Russian Regions at the School of Higher Economics in Moscow. He received his PhD in Russian History from IU in 1997. Sunderland’s research specialty is the history of the Russian Empire in the modern period. He has written widely on colonization, imperial expansion, and interethnic and inter-confessional relations in Russian space, including two monographs and three edited volumes. His current research focuses on Russia and the world during the age of Peter the Great. Over the years he has received various national fellowships and prizes for his work and has lived and traveled extensively across Russia and the states of the former USSR. He currently serves as one of three editors of the journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History.
Professor of Modern History at the University of Cincinnati